SpaceSpace ground systems
CTA - LST (Cherenkov Telescope Array - Large)
AirWorks performed the Stress Analysis of the whole structure. Both Static and Dynamic analyses (Seismic/SRSS and random) were performed, taking into account earthquake, thermal and wind loads.
Wind PSD for dynamic (random) analysis was extrapolated via dedicated algorythms.
An ad-hoc software was developed to correctly take into account all the loads acting on the beam elements, i.e., without neglecting transverse shear.
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